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Homework #1: Rhythm + Arhythmia

Due date: Monday 2008.10.6 11:59:59pm (or thereabout).



In this assignment, you are to create two ChucK programs (each program can consist of one or many .ck files) - each of which generates a musical statement. One program is to be "rhythmic", and the other to be "a-rhythmic". As part of the assignment, you define what "rhythmic" and "a-rhythmic" means. You are free to use code from existing examples, but ultimately aim to create your sound. Record (via JACK) into Audacity (some "post-production" in Audacity, if desired, is allowed. However, try to do the bulk of things in the code!

Resources and potential starting points


As usual, turn in all files by putting them in your Library/Web/220a/ directory - and check homework factory to make sure the entry is accessible.

  • 1) rhythm.ck (and related files) 2) a-rhythm.ck (and related files)
  • 3) make one .wav file hw1.wav concatenating the two results into one longer file
  • 4) a short README text (readme.txt) file that:
    • describes your definition/interpretation of "rhythmic" and "a-rhythmic"
    • instructions on running your programs
    • any comments about each program / musical statement
    • describe any difficulties you encountered in the process

Have fun!